The Spinner 360 is a great camera for capturing friends all in one circle. It’s a moment in time, a chance to see everyone together. But the 360 is also excellent if you’re lucky enough to live near a shore. Here’s how it fairs as a friend/recorder on the shores of Lake Superior
In cities there tend to be more parties, more outings, more social moments crammed into a few square miles.
For those of us on the periphery, though, the population density dropping off the table means more time finding ourselves out there somewhere. For me, living very near the shore of Lake Superior, there is a stunning vista with every turn of the head. The Spinner 360 helps me capture those hills and trees and watery horizons all in one snap.
My favourite places tend to be up and out near the water, and getting a camera to capture the horizon is perfect. The Spinner is stupidly easy to use; just pull the cord and around it goes. With two settings (one for sun, one for clouds), there isn’t a whole lot that can go wrong.
The catch for me? I got this camera as a birthday gift in February, and I’ve discovered that it doesn’t always like the cold. In fact, I have to keep it warmed up inside my jacket before use rather than out or in my camera bag; otherwise it won’t spin.
It’s not really a big deal, mind you, though it does make for some funky colour arrangements. And sometimes that’s a good thing.
This is a spontaneous camera, one that looks a bit odd, and one I try to make sure to pack with me when I’m going somewhere interesting. I tend to hold mine atop my head, just so I can try to stay out of the shot, but I don’t always succeed.
If you already have a standard, everyday camera, give this one a shot as a supplement, your camera of spontaneity. You’ll be rewarded with a fresh take on the world around you.